September 2024 Online 15, 16, 18 Day EMDRIA Basic Therapy Training (Level 1, 2&3)- Pacific Time


Welcome to the course that changes lives!

All consultation is included in the cost of this course + digital manual + 7 day pre study + 18 hours of EMDR Advanced training + hundreds of resources in the extended package.

This ONLINE course is scheduled in Pacific time.

Note: Tier 1 (level 1&2), 2 & 3 (Level 1,2,3) are all the same training, but each tier has more days and/or resources. Tier 1 was designed for those with financial restrictions, but still exceeds EMDRIA’s requirements for basic training. Please contact Sue directly to indicate your financial need. 

Exceeds all N. American EMDR trainings in content, resources, and enthusiasm.

This course is approved for 124 CCPA CEC Credits. EMDRIA Approved Basic training (also referred to as Level 1, 2 & 3).

Starts September 19, 2024 – see all dates below – registration at the bottom

Early bird date: June 28, 2024 – (Tier 3 receive free E-Textbook with full payment by Early bird registration)

Listen to Trainees talk about our EMDR Basic Training:

Opportunity to Integrate what you Learn into your Practice!

3 Tier Training Option:

  1. 15 days (8 core days + 7 day Pre Study) – Days 1-8 + 4 practica + Demo Videos of Protocols + 12 + hours of Consultation (116 Credit Hours). Designed for students, No profit therapists; and all others needing financially accessible option to superior programming.
  2. 16 days (9 core days + 7 day Pre Study) – Days 1-9 + 5 practica + Demo Videos of Protocols + Extended Package + 12+ hours of Consultation (124 Credit Hours)
  3. 18 days (11 core days + 7 day Pre study) – Days 1-11 + 5 practica + Demo Videos of Protocols + Extended Package + 2 days of Extra Protocols + 12 + hours of Consultation (140 Credit Hours) + BONUS – 1 year access to recordings of lectures + movie clips file of demo videos.

Tier 1 Basic: $2093 + tax (116 Credit Hours)
Tier 2 Comprehensive: $2379 + tax (124 Credit Hours)
Tier 3 Advanced Comprehensive: $2569 + tax (140 Credit Hours)

Think of the Tiers like this:

You can take the basic program (Tier 1 – exceeds EMDRIA requirements and covers all basic training curriculum – Is also called Level 1 & 2) OR

You can take the basic program with an extra day added on with an extra 5th practica added + extra resources (Tier 2 – same basic program /dates as Tier 1 but + 5th day and extra resources – also called Level 1 & 2 with an extra 5th day and practica or Level 3)


You can take the basic program with 3 extra days added on with an extra 5th practica and extra resources with access for longer (Tier 3 – same basic program /dates as Tier 1 but + 5th day + 2 comprehensive days where I cover advanced EMDR protocols + extra resources – Level 1, 2 & 3)

Choose Canadian,
Choose Quality,
Choose Passion in presentation,
Choose Expertise and care in mentoring consultation we offer.
Superior Comprehensive Programming unlike any training.

All tiers of this course far exceed the EMDRIA basic requirements set for EMDR Basic Therapy training. Sue provides more value than any basic training you’ll find in the world.

We take into account “Zoom fatigue” thus divide the course into sessions across a few months to allow enhanced integration of material for online learning.

Extended Package – 

Additionally, you will not find a training anywhere in the world that exceeds the extended package Sue offers. You will gain access to thousands of resources at a tremendous value. Sue provides a wealth of clinical and EMDR resources:

– 20 years of Extensive Clinical and EMDR supplemental resources
– Unique Course material not found anywhere in the world
– Protocols addressing many areas of clinical practice
– Protocols in several languages.
– Over 18,000 Case post Library and Answers.
– Recorded lectures for review – till last consult date – Tier 3 has 1 yr access
– Demo Videos of Protocols – till last consult date – Tier 3 has 1 yr access
– Guidelines and Strategies for Online EMDR

Consultation included by Expert Consultants live and on Sue’s forum

Digital Manual Included with course; printable available for purchase

Exclusive Facebook pages

Sue brings years of expertise in EMDR, Teaching, Mental Health, Somatic Therapy, Attachment, Trauma, Dissociation, and Ego State Therapy. Sue has been doing EMDR online for 14 years and integrates this material into the training.

Sue provides you with her time and direct contact to address your needs and to make the training accessible and welcoming.


“This course has changed my life both professionally and personally. Sincerely, thank you.” February 2022

“Thank you for the comprehensive training. It changed my view of the world. Trauma isn’t a scary six-letter word anymore.  I so appreciate your teaching style, and I’m looking forward to the June Session. Feb 2024

“I wanted to say I appreciated the material on trauma (Pre study 1: Trauma informed workshop). The course was comprehensive, rich, breathtaking and very gentle and kind in the way it was presented.” Jan 2024

“Can I just say again how grateful I am for the incredible foundational training you gave me. 90% of my practice is EMDR now and I’m confident in what I’m doing because I know that you taught it to me the way it’s supposed to be done. I see and hear some stuff online that really makes me shake my head. I’m glad I learned from a “purist”, if that’s what it would be called. I follow the protocol exactly how you taught us and demonstrated to us and man, does it work. 🙂  Anyway, I’m very thankful!”  Former Trainee email received Oct. 2020

“I am sending a quick note to you to express my appreciation for the EMDR & LGBTQ+ panel discussion you shared in the training portal. Today is the final day I have set aside to work on the pre-study and text and I found the video so helpful in terms of my own safety and stabilization going into this training. The panel was FANTASTIC and really helped me to feel that I picked the right training.” March 2023

“Thank you for bringing EMDR to my practice. I am finding it is a game-changer with clients.” Dec. 2020

“Thanks, Sue for a wonderful day of learning. I’m very thankful to have taken this course immediately after basic training so that I can be effective in my work with clients.” January 2021

  • Appreciated how approachable you are. Your encouragement and continual check ins made it possible for me to ask questions.
  • You seem to anticipate what questions/stuck points we might have at certain points in the training and mentioned some possible questions and this normalized the learning and prompted some questions for me and others
  • I appreciate the repeat messaging about trusting the system but also the importance of strong clinical skills and knowledge and experience and decision making
  • Strengths based respectful discussions of people and their concerns
  • Great handouts. You are very generous with materials.”

“Sue herself is a master at EMDR and holding space for the client. Her teaching is practical, relevant, and well thought out.” 2021

“Thanks so much for all of the incredible support, guidance, and resources in this EMDR training. It truly has changed my practice (most of my current clients and I are in the midst of EMDR phases right now) + me personally (I am also working with an EMDR therapist too). “  Feb 2023

DATES for Online Course Program (Pacific Time):

EMDRIA requires trainees to attend all sessions live vs. watching recordings. Recordings are available for review only.

7 Day Pre Study Course: access 1 month before training and throughout sessions.

Mandatory Meet & Greet & Introduction: Sept. 19-20, 8-4pm PT / 10-6pm CT
Meet the trainer in a casual setting online; meet other trainees; and test out your online Zoom computer skills while also learning EMDR virtual skills necessary for course.

Phases 1& 2 + Practica: Sept. 27-28, 8-5pm PT / 10-6pm CT
Phases 3-6 & Special Populations + Practica 1-3 (all Tiers) October 3-5, 8-4pm PT /10-6pm CT

Special Populations + 4th Practica: (Tier 1-3) October 10, 9-5pm PT / 11-7pm CT
Special Populations + 5th Practica: October 11, 9-5pm PT /11-7pm CT (Tier 2 & 3 only)

Tier 3 Comprehensive Days: January 9-10,  8-3pm PT / 10-5pm CT

Mandatory Online Consultation Days (14+ hours provided – 10 needed to complete basic training):

October 17th 2hr consult (9-11am PT) – phase 1&2;

November 1st, 4hr consult (9-1pm PT) – Phase 3-6;

November 22nd, 4hr consult (9-1pm PT) – phase 3-6;

December 11th, 4hr consult (9-1pm PT) – For Tier 2 and 3 – phase 3-6

+ Extra Bonus Consultation can be sought from Sue’s online forum with her Faculty experts. You may attend consultation provided as part of your training cost or hire Sue’s Faculty for private consultation at your own cost.

Case write ups and consultation are required between each training session. Deadlines and details will be posted on your personal dashboard once you are entered into the training site one month less a day before the training starts. You will need to have a minimum of 8 clients who do not have complex trauma to be able to practice what you are learning. I recommend working with as many clients as you can. Want a head start? Prepare your clients by ensuring they can self sooth, shift states, and have skills to help them cope with strong emotion.

Days 1-8 will contain all practica required to complete EMDRIA Approved Basic Training.

Day 10-11: Advanced Online Comprehensive Days:
January 9-10,  8-3pm PT (this section only can be viewed as recording)

***More practica days may be added to accommodate a larger group size.

EMDRIA requires that all trainees are visually present the entire training to receive a Certificate of Completion. If you miss ANY components of the training including 15min. of a day to the entire day; etc. you will need to register for a future training at full cost to complete as you will be taking a spot away from someone else who could have attended that training.

This training from start to finish must be complete within one year from the starting date.


The required reading for the virtual EMDR basic training includes the following materials:

1) Shapiro, Francine. (2018). Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Third Edition: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures. New York: Guildford Press; [Available to purchase from Trainer – information in Pre Study or directly from trainer]

2) Go With That Magazine Fall 2020, Volume 25, Issue 3 [EMDR & Racial Trauma] and; [Included in Pre study Material]

3) Guidelines for Virtual EMDR Therapy (Spring 2020) *[Also included in Pre Study Material]

EMDRIA Poster for Virtual Therapy

EMDRIA Guide For Virtual Therapy

EMDRIA Publications and Resources

Why take a training scheduled over a few months?

Paced Learning enhances integration of material & practice with clients.

Learning the content over time allows you to practice each component with clients versus learning all the content at once and being launched into the world without follow up or time to integrate each component. Sue’s model aligns with learning theory and Zoom fatigue to bring you the best learning format possible. Trainees have commented that this model has been best for integrating the EMDR Basic Training content. Additionally, learning or counselling online can be fatiguing and thus spanning the content over time reduces fatigue and increases learning integration.

Canadian EMDRIA Instructor: 

Sue Genest, BA Hons., MSc. CCC. RCC. is a certified EMDR therapist, EMDRIA Approved Consultant and EMDR Training Provider. She has been working in health care for over 33 years; 18 + years in Somatic Therapy; and 19 years in EMDR. She has also worked online with clients and consultees for ten years.

She has specialized in trauma work using EMDR, Hakomi body psychotherapy, and various methods to address the whole person (Ego State Therapy; Many EMDR Advanced trainings; CBT, DBT, Narrative, Solution Focused, Sensoritmotor, Theraplay, etc. + Shamanism, Indigenous teachings, Mindfulness, etc.). She works with individuals and groups addressing trauma (e.g. abuse, car accidents), addictions, grief, anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem, health, and relationship issues. She has worked with the following populations: individuals struggling with various mental health issues (e.g. PTSD, Depression, Bipolar, Schizophrenia), individuals with varying disabilities; minorities (e.g. Aboriginal, LGBTQ2SI+, immigrants), correctional offenders (e.g. Childhood trauma, personality disorders, military trauma); cancer patients, general public, student populations, and corporate professionals (E.g. EnCana, Enmax).

She is a Canadian Certified Counsellor and Registered Clinical Counsellor in BC. She graduated from The University of Calgary with her 1st class Honors BA in Psychology and her Master of Science degree in Counselling Psychology. She has won numerous awards for her academic work and taught several classes at Universities including counselling skills, lifespan development; mind/body/spirit medicine; qualitative research; and sexuality. She has publications and presentations in the area of counselling, EMDR, pediatrics, qualitative research, and sexuality.

Sue teaches EMDR Basic trainings across Canada and EMDR Advanced around the world.

EMDR Advanced trainings: EMDR Refresher; EMDR & Mind Mapping: Making the Complex Simple; EMDR Common Stuck Points; EMDR Addictions Goal State & Sue’s FSAP; EMDR And Somatic Therapy; Mastering the Float Back; and Sue’s BookEnd Protocol ©

Online Course Program Content:

7 Day Pre – Study (self study)

The online pre study course link will be sent to you after you have registered and paid for the course.

Pre-Study Day 1: Trauma Informed Care
Pre-Study Day 2: EMDR & EMDR Research
Pre-Study Day 3: Psychometrics & History Taking & Treatment Planning
Pre-Study Day 4: EMDR Resources
Pre-Study Day 5: Resources for Client Self-Regulation
Pre Study Day 6: Setting up for Virtual training and practica
Pre-Study Day 7: EMDR Cultural Competence & Learning about Microaggressions

Meet n Greet & EMDR Introduction

Meet the trainer in a casual setting online;
Meet other trainees & build foundational relationships for peer consultation;
Test out your online Zoom computer skills;
Learning EMDR virtual skills necessary for the course

Introduction to the trainer.
Overview of the training; pre-study; online forum resources; consultation needed
How to prepare your clients for EMDR; and
Introduction to EMDR & Trauma

Phases 1-8 & Special Populations 

8 Phases of EMDR including floatback

Theoretical explanations for EMDR; accelerated information processing; alternate explanations

Understand legal and ethical considerations in the use of EMDR

Psychology of trauma; diagnosis of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder; Signs of Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders

History Taking and Psychometrics

Treatment planning & Case Conceptualization

Preparation of Clients for trauma processing: self-soothing, shifting state, and affect acceptance strategies

Effective and Safe EMDR work

Blocking Strategies & Cognitive / Somatic Interweaves

Common Stuck Points of EMDR Practitioners

Introduction to EMDR with Complex Trauma e.g. titration, advanced trainings, etc.

Adapting EMDR for Special Populations: Children, self-use, couples, illness & dying, grief, victims of crime & accidents, pain, phobia.

Specialty Protocols: Reverse & Recent Events protocols; DeTUR Addictions protocol

Practica & Consultation

Included in the above days + consultation dates listed above

Provided by Expert Consultants with specialities in: Children, Youth, Adults, Indigenous, 2SLGBTQPIA+ populations; Addictions; Domestic Violence; Complex Trauma; Trauma; Dissociation; Ego State Therapy; etc.

Private consultation is available with any of Sue’s Faculty

Refund /Cancellation Policy:

$600 Non refundable deposit applies to all payments made for this training (embedded in full payments).

No refunds or transfer of funds will be issued within one month of the starting date of training, i.e. If cancellation happens within a month of the training or during the training, no refund or transfer will be issued.

This training from start to finish must be complete within one year from the starting date.

When you register for this training you acknowledge and agree to all course policies.

A $600 CAD non-refundable deposit is required for registration and embedded in the total cost. This $600 non-refundable deposit can be applied to future basic trainings if cancellation is more than a month from the start of the training. Transfer of funds will be allowed once only and must be used within one year of initial purchase.

Refunds will not be provided if you are unable to make your computer or wifi work for training days or you are interrupted by family or work or choose not to complete the training.

Refunds nor transfer of funds will also not be provided if you violate the policies, e.g. are disruptive in the training and are asked to leave.

There will be no refunds, under any circumstances, for withdrawals after the beginning of the training program.

Learning EMDR Online:

Evaluations from trainees who began learning EMDR in person before COVID and completed online indicated it was as effective as in person. In fact, they noted many advantages such as quieter break out rooms; easier to connect online with other trainees for peer support; lower cost due to no travel, eating out, and accommodation costs.

Additionally, Learning EMDR online means you can do EMDR online AND in person where as learning in person does not teach you how to do EMDR online which has very specific adaptations that must be made. Being able to work with clients online doing EMDR allows access to those who are in isolated communities, restricted finances to travel; and other mental health or trauma related barriers.

All course components must be attended in full to meet EMDRIA standards. To not attend any part of the training, will nullify the certificate of completion and will be at the cost of the trainee to take the training at another scheduled time. No refunds will be issued. All other situations will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

All diversity of humanity is welcome in this training. Discrimination, racism, oppression, harassment, or any other disruption or unprofessional behavior will not be tolerated. You are expected to adhere to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and your Association/ Colleges Ethical and Professional Standards of Conduct. If you experience any of these oppressive situations in the training, please contact Sue Genest immediately.

Grievances and any concerns related to the course, safety, and participation can be directed to Sue Genest, Course trainer at which time she will address your concern directly.

I, Sue Genest, invite all those who have experienced oppression, discrimination, sexism, racism, gender and orientation phobias in their lives, and wish to talk about the structure or experience in this EMDR training, to contact me directly at I acknowledge that EMDR was developed within a dominant culture world and researched as such. Although many are working to add culturally competent components and understanding, I recognize it might not meet all your needs and your valuable perspective is welcomed. If you wish to discuss your perspective or experience I welcome you to contact me at Additionally, if you experience micro aggressions or anything short of celebrating the diversity of people, please contact Sue immediately.

Important Notes on PRACTICA and Training Content:

As this training deals with basic training content of EMDR keep these things in mind:

1) You will need clients to practice what you are learning. You need clientele who are NOT dealing with complex trauma and dissociation. If you do not have clients, you will be unable to complete the training. Consider contacting an EMDR therapist in your area to arrange for pro bono or sliding fee scale of non complex clients to practice. We are very fortunate in the EMDR community to be able to take all kinds of advanced trainings on how to use EMDR with complex cases and specialty populations once done the basic training. An introduction to this material will be provided in the training. Think of it like taking your first hypnosis course… you wouldn’t expect to practice your new skills on the most complex of cases in your practice. EMDR is a very different skill set than what you might be used to, so be sure you have clients you can practice with. I would suggest at least 10 + clients for the best integration of material and 8 as the minimum to complete consultation. Of course, the more you practice the better your integration of the material.

2) Some of the content of the course and practica can be triggering to clinicians with unresolved childhood trauma; dissociative disorders, and those who have never done counselling before esp. EMDR. You will find it really helpful for your learning to seek out an EMDR therapist in your area to try out a few sessions to see what it is like. It will be imperative you can self-regulate in practica, i.e. shift states, self sooth, and have affect acceptance (know how to work with your own emotions in positive ways). You might consider some of my team to support your learning and personal development. We know as EMDR experts that doing our own personal work advances our attunement, integration of material, and artfulness using EMDR with our clients.

This is a comprehensive training that will require your focus and time to practice between sessions.

In order to create a therapeutic environment for others in practica and for your self, consider these tips:

– respect, kindness, empathy are required in training practica in the same way you would expect in therapy. Respect for your colleagues, facilitators, and trainer are required. To do otherwise will risk the completion of your training. Those who are discriminatory or disruptive will be asked to leave the training without refund. All diversity of humanity is welcome in this training.

– Get prior support from supervisors and/or agencies to practice EMDR therapy between sessions.

– Start preparing your clients for EMDR by teaching them self regulation skills; how to shift states, how to self sooth, and affect acceptance and being with emotion. Time spent building these skills will allow you to deepen into your own learning of EMDR with clients and start reprocessing sooner. If you need to expand your skills in this area to teach clients, consider using a DBT exercise book for ideas.

– Put time aside before training to complete the Pre Study. It is essential that you understand trauma and dissociation to apply EMDR and have basic clinical skills such as using a wide variety of history taking approaches and psychometrics for determining if your client has experienced complex trauma and has a dissociative structure.

– Put time aside between training sessions to practice EMDR and to complete the consultation portion of your training.

I look forward to meeting you at the Online LIVE EMDR Basic Training. The Meet n Greet to casually get to know your instructor and colleagues while also learning how to work with bilateral stimulation online via zoom will be covered. Zoom Links for meetings will be provided closer to the training.

To understand Time Zone changes google to ensure you get the right time for training. This training is in Eastern time ET (Toronto time zone).

“Thanks so much for all of the incredible support, guidance, and resources in this EMDR training. It truly has changed my practice (most of my current clients and I are in the midst of EMDR phases right now) + me personally (I am also working with an EMDR therapist too). “  Feb 2023 Trainee

“Thank you so much for sharing your gifts of knowledge in EMDR, including making the sessions a safe space to learn and practice. This has been transformative for me and I appreciate that immensely.” 2023 Trainee

TIER 1 – EMDR Basic Training (Level 1 & 2) – has available space. Contact Sue directly to explain your financial need to register. Cost $2198.00



Ticket Type Price Spaces
Tier 2: 16 Day Comprehensive EMDR Basic Training (Level 1, 2 & 3)
16 days (9 core days + 7 day Pre Study) - Days 1-9 + 5 practica + Demo Videos of Protocols + Extended Package + 12+ hours of Consultation (124 Credit Hours)
Tier 3: 18 Day Advanced EMDR Comprehensive Training (Level 1, 2 & 3)
18 days (11 core days + 7 day Pre study) - Days 1-11 + 5 practica + Demo Videos of Protocols + Extended Package + 2 days of Extra Protocols + 14+ hours of Consultation (140 Credit Hours) + BONUS 1 yr extension of lecture recordings and demo videos

Registration Information

Tier 1 - 15 day Basic
Tier 2 - 16 day Regular
Tier 3 - 18 day Comprehensive


Qualified applicants will have a minimum of a Master's level training in a mental health discipline and must belong to a professional organization with a code of ethics, or be a graduate student having completed their core graduate academic coursework and have completed their practicum/internship portion of their graduate program. Graduate students must be on a licensing track and working under the supervision of a fully licensed mental health clinician.

Please read the full EMDRIA prerequisites if you are a student or in a mental health field other than counselling: View full EMDRIA Prerequisites here.

If you will be unable to practice EMDR with clients between the two sessions you will be unable to complete the training.

All participants are welcome in my training regardless of background, sexual orientation, gender, race, culture, or religious background if you meet the above criteria.



Please avoid wearing perfumes, colognes, or perfumed lotion during this training to respect those with sensitivities.

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